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Alumni Parent Retreats

Connect, Recharge, and Thrive with Open Sky!


Open Sky offers inspiring two-day workshops and wellness retreats facilitated by Open Sky Family Wellness Counselor, Norman Elizondo, and Family Services Therapist, Kendall Smith, MA, LPC, NCC.

As we connect with alumni parents at various points after their child’s graduation, one thing is clear; our alumni parents are hungry to reconnect with the power and magic of their Open Sky experience. This includes fostering the connections made within the Open Sky community, building on the skills learned during the program, and continuing their personal development journey.


Retreat Highlights:


  • Enriching topics to further personal growth and family development
  • Guided meditation, yoga, nature activities, and wellness planning
  • Opportunities to deepen connections and build community
  • Events focused on the alumni parent community, student community, and parent-child relationship


Space is Limited! Retreat dates and locations listed below.



Bay Area, California – March 9-11, 2018

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Alumni Communications Coordinator, Peter Frankel at:


Alumni Parent Wellness Retreat (California)

Location:  Petaluma, California – Ions EarthRise Retreat Center

Date: March 9-11, 2018
Schedule: Retreat begins Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday afternoon.
*Note: Registered participants will receive additional information and correspondence in advance of the event!

Located on 194 acres of beautiful rolling hills, the IONS EarthRise retreat center offers hiking trails through live oak woodlands, panoramic vistas of the California landscape, and thoughtful facility design. Known for its healthy, delicious and aesthetically beautiful meals made with fresh, organic local food, the chef draws upon flavors and techniques from around the world to create a diverse cuisine with alluring flavors. The EarthRise campus provides the ideal environment for making connections, self-reflection, and personal growth. Located just 30 miles north of San Francisco, it is easily accessible from all locations in the Bay Area.


*Note: You must also reserve your hotel room at the time of registration. Lodging fee is for Friday and Saturday evening.